Palmisano, Stephen A/Prof

Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor - School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Stephen Palmisano is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Barbara Gillam, and then worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Ian P Howard from 1998-2000 at the Centre for Vision Research, York University, Canada. His research investigates how we perceive and control our own self-motions (such as walking as well as traveling in cars, trains and even planes) and role that binocular vision plays in our perception of depth (so called stereoscopic perception). 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Self-motion perception; Self-motion control; Vection.

    Eye-movements; Postural control.

    Virtual reality; Motion Sickness; Simulator Sickness; Cybersickness.

    Visual perception and control during aircraft landing.

    Stereopsis; Depth Perception.

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological Effects of Magnetic Fields on Occupationally-Exposed Individuals Evans, Ian
    Doctor of Philosophy Reduction of Cybersickness in HMDs: Participant, stimulus and hardware factors. Arcioni, Benjamin
    Doctor of Philosophy Clarifying the Sequential Processing Schema in Young Adults Fogarty, Jack
    Doctor of Philosophy Auditory Vection: The Roles of Low and High-Level Psychoacoustic Properties in Auditory Illusions of Self-Motion. Mursic, Rebecca
    Master of Philosophy ‘An Investigation of the Underlying Cognitive Processes Associated with Computer Programming.’ Zammit, Jessica
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The effects of ageing on the coordination of reaching movement and posture Jimenez, Sergio

Teaching Overview


  • I have taught in a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology subjects at both UNSW (1993-1998) and UOW (2000-current) – including Introductory Psychology, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Statistics and (primarily in) Perception. I was the first in my school to receive a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (a UOW OCTAL award) and have since played an important role in teacher development within UOW Psychology and University-wide.  In 2008, I was appointed a UOW Peer Reviewer of Teaching (Dean’s nomination, 2008).

Keywords


  • Perception; Vision Research; Self-motion Perception; Vection; Optic Flow; Postural Control; Eye-movements; Motion Sickness; Virtual Reality; Cybersickness; Simulator Sickness; Stereopsis; Depth Perception.

Full Name


  • A/Prof Stephen Palmisano Palmisano

Mailing Address


  • School of Psychology, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Stephen Palmisano is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Barbara Gillam, and then worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Ian P Howard from 1998-2000 at the Centre for Vision Research, York University, Canada. His research investigates how we perceive and control our own self-motions (such as walking as well as traveling in cars, trains and even planes) and role that binocular vision plays in our perception of depth (so called stereoscopic perception). 

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Self-motion perception; Self-motion control; Vection.

    Eye-movements; Postural control.

    Virtual reality; Motion Sickness; Simulator Sickness; Cybersickness.

    Visual perception and control during aircraft landing.

    Stereopsis; Depth Perception.

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological Effects of Magnetic Fields on Occupationally-Exposed Individuals Evans, Ian
    Doctor of Philosophy Reduction of Cybersickness in HMDs: Participant, stimulus and hardware factors. Arcioni, Benjamin
    Doctor of Philosophy Clarifying the Sequential Processing Schema in Young Adults Fogarty, Jack
    Doctor of Philosophy Auditory Vection: The Roles of Low and High-Level Psychoacoustic Properties in Auditory Illusions of Self-Motion. Mursic, Rebecca
    Master of Philosophy ‘An Investigation of the Underlying Cognitive Processes Associated with Computer Programming.’ Zammit, Jessica
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The effects of ageing on the coordination of reaching movement and posture Jimenez, Sergio

Teaching Overview


  • I have taught in a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology subjects at both UNSW (1993-1998) and UOW (2000-current) – including Introductory Psychology, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Statistics and (primarily in) Perception. I was the first in my school to receive a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (a UOW OCTAL award) and have since played an important role in teacher development within UOW Psychology and University-wide.  In 2008, I was appointed a UOW Peer Reviewer of Teaching (Dean’s nomination, 2008).

Keywords


  • Perception; Vision Research; Self-motion Perception; Vection; Optic Flow; Postural Control; Eye-movements; Motion Sickness; Virtual Reality; Cybersickness; Simulator Sickness; Stereopsis; Depth Perception.

Full Name


  • A/Prof Stephen Palmisano Palmisano

Mailing Address


  • School of Psychology, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia